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Old 02-21-04, 10:18 AM   #1
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Default vesafb framebuffer, XFree86 4.3.0, nVidia 5336 problem


I'm a Debian Sid user. I was XFree86 4.2.x, nVidia 5336 driver and vesafb frame buffer in the console. All working fine.

Recently I upgraded to XFree86 4.3.0. Now, I have a problem:

1. The system starts in framebuffer console. The Tux logo, the kernel messages and the starting messages appears perfectly.
2. The system goes then into graphics mode (in X-Window) fine.
3. When I go back to console with Ctrl-Alt-F1... ¬°oops! The screen appears totally horrible, tottaly unreadable (flashing squares with different colors, lines and dots...).

In one sentence: The X-Window crashes the framebuffer console.

If I change:

Section "Device"
Driver "nvidia"


Section "Device"
Driver "nv"

then the problem disappears. Therefore, the problem is in the nVidia driver, and not in the XFree86 generic driver.

Now I can't get both framebuffer console and 3D accelerated X-Window system working together.

Any solutions? Thanks a lot!
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